AFC Bournemouth Season Preview: Cherries Look for Top Half Finish

AFC Bournemouth Season Preview: Cherries Look for Top Half Finish

If there’s anything that the Premier League brings apart from a whole new package of drama, delight and despair, then it is the ability to dispel the gloom that football fans are surrounded with during the three month long off-season period. And with the new season just days away from kick-off, it’s time we take a look at what’s coming. Much like any other season, the focus will not and must not be on the big six or the ones …
Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

We Liverpool fans are an optimistic lot. It is difficult to find a more optimistic creature in the world than a Liverpool fan during the pre-season. As soon as a few transfers have been signed and a few pre-season friendlies won, most Reds fans start wondering, some more publicly than others, “Is this finally going to be our season?”. The levels of optimism may swing a bit – waning in the summer of 2010 when Roy Hodgson had been appointed …
Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

Run-Ins for Current Top 7 in the Premier League - What can we expect?

"We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can…”  - Jose Mourinho, after Manchester United beat Sunderland on Sunday. The Premier League’s competitiveness shines through in the fact that almost every team, like Jose’s United, are fighting for something that is still mathematically possible. This competitiveness and the pressure it exerts can only explain the kind of grateful reaction that Slaven Bilic gave when West …
How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

How Marco Silva has Turned Things Around at Hull City

There are very few things in the Premier League that can be predicted to some accuracy. Just when you think you’ve got it right, you will be proved wrong by a league that has proved may predictions wrong in the past. And in the ongoing campaign, many had predicted that Hull City were done and dusted some weeks ago, but Marco Silva’s heroics have proved those naysayers wrong rather soundly. When Mike Phelan was axed as the Tigers’ boss in …
Has Klopp Solved Liverpool's Over Reliance on One Star or is it Still a Problem?

Has Klopp Solved Liverpool's Over Reliance on One Star or is it Still a Problem?

Liverpool's season went from wonderful to woeful in the span of four weeks, and things look shaky for the Merseysiders. They face Tottenham next and are desperately in need of a win which may turn things around for them. A significant improvement under Klopp this season pointed to the team's performances not being reliant on individual performances. Under Brendan Rodgers, the successful 2013/14 season was mainly down to the incredible performance of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, with great contribution from …
Versatile Tottenham: the Best Defensive Unit in the Premier League

Versatile Tottenham: the Best Defensive Unit in the Premier League

Tottenham's versatility in defence has made them the most formidable unit in the Premier League and they will prove that in Jan Vertonghen's absence over the next two months. Spurs dealt with Toby Alderweireld's injury earlier this season and history suggests they will be able to cope with Vertonghen's too. Granted, the team will be weaker without the presence of the centre-back - like any team in the Premier League would be - but Tottenham have enough options to cope …
AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

AFC Bournemouth: A Small Club With a Big Heart

It would be fair to say that five years ago only a few knew that there were three clubs from the South Coast of England and a club called ‘Bournemouth’ actually existed. Portsmouth’s abrupt decline and journey to the fourth division of English football had coincided with the revival of Southampton, who managed to finish 14th in their return to the Premier League in 2012. At that point in time, this club called Bournemouth had assumed the form of being …
Liverpool's strength in numbers under Klopp

Liverpool's strength in numbers under Klopp

Although this season is still in its early stages, some players have stood out for their respective clubs. For Liverpool, as a fan, I've found it refreshing that rather than just one or two players standing out, it's been a handful and much more of a team effort, than outstanding individual displays. Here though, is a look at some of those who have helped Liverpool's impressive team effort thus far. Adam Lallana is a player that can divide opinion and …
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